Design lessons from the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

By Gabrielle Stannus

After a three-year absence from our event calendar, the 2022 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) once again bloomed into action, with more than 103,000 people in attendance at Carlton Gardens and the Royal Exhibition Building. With so much on display, it was hard not to experience sensory overload.Continue reading

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Black soldier flies eating our food waste

By Bruce Thompson

Native to South America but naturalised in most parts of the world, Black Soldier Flies (Hermetia illucens) are being used in Australia to convert food waste into stockfeed and fertiliser.

Commonly sighted around compost bins and worm farms, unlike houseflies (Musca domestica) black soldier flies do not have a mouth-piece meaning they don’t bite and can’t transmit diseases so there’s no health risk posed to humans.… Continue reading

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Reviewing projects makes a big difference to your bottom line

By John Corban

You have undoubtedly experienced previous projects that did not work out the way you had anticipated. For example, construction mistakes that had to be rebuilt, certain parts of the scope that took longer to build than was quoted, increased material costs, and clients that ended up being difficult to work with.… Continue reading

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Investments with impact – Hort Innovation update

By Horticulture Innovation Australian

In this article we take a quick look at some of the activities and investments underway at Hort Innovation, including the Australian-Grown Sustainability Framework, a new project to explore almond orchard recycling and the release of Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021 performance reports.Continue reading

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Nursery & Garden Industry Western Australia state report

Matthew Lunn – EO Nursery & Garden Industry Western Australia (NGIWA)

Tackling water issues through advocacy

With the on-going pressure from WA’s State Government for nurseries to reduce their use of water and improve their efficiency, NGIWA has been proactive in the past few months in pushing the government back and promoting the advances many nurseries have made in their water management.… Continue reading

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